Oct 4 (Reuters) - The British government will routinely deny
asylum to migrants who board boats to cross the English Channel
or come to Britain through illegal routes, the Sunday Times
Under new laws that will be unveiled by Britain's interior
minister Priti Patel on Sunday, the government will unveil its
"fair borders bill," outlining its plan of a two-tier system in
which migrants are treated differently if they pay criminal
gangs to help them come to Britain, the newspaper said.
New legal routes will be created for those who are at
genuine risk of harm, and foreign criminals and asylum seekers
who are not at risk will be deported, the report added.
"Currently, everybody that comes to our country and makes an
asylum claim, they are treated the same, irrespective of the
route through which they have entered our country - and that
simply isn't right," Patel said https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/priti-patel-interview-ill-sink-smugglers-and-throw-a-life-ring-to-the-needy-jsbnn6c68
in an interview with the London-based newspaper.
Earlier this week, the British government came under fire
after media reports revealed it had studied housing asylum
seekers on disused oil rigs, banishing them to camps in Moldova
or Papua New Guinea, or building floating walls in the sea to
keep them out.
(Reporting by Aakriti Bhalla in Bengaluru
Editing by Paul Simao)